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The nature of capital and other threats to impact

2 June 2021
Farahnaz Karim

Human nature and its constructs Capitalism is arguably our triumphant ideology, a foundational construct that orders our lives and societies. It fuels an entire system where private profit (and ego) stimulates creativity, innovation, complex systems, efficiencies and productive things like competition and collaboration, oiled by money – a trust enabling tool. But capitalism is morally agnostic. In our era it increasingly appears that the ‘production of inequality’ is capitalism’s default setting.   According to Oxfam, …


Controversial UK coal mine will never happen, says COP Climate Champion

1 June 2021
Elika Roohi

Nigel Topping, the person appointed by the UK Government as High Level Climate Action Champion, says a proposed coalmine in Cumbria won’t happen No new licenses: North Sea oil and gas licenses unlikely to be granted though concern about jobs remain Philanthropy is ‘incredibly influential’ in shaping climate policy according to Topping   A controversial coal mine in Cumbria, UK will ‘never happen’, Nigel Topping, the UK’s High-Level Climate Action Champion, has said in an …


There’s a climate crisis: here’s what philanthropy should do

31 May 2021
Leslie Johnston

Last year, Ellen Dorsey, of the Wallace Global Fund, called on philanthropy to declare a climate crisis. Stating the urgency to act on our current climate emergency, she challenged funders to accelerate their efforts and do more to mitigate climate change. Have we? Not really. And that’s the problem. To be fair, there have been some promising developments over the past year in how philanthropy is working to tackle the climate crisis. Big bets are …


Donors can do a lot more to achieve a humanitarian system that works for women

30 May 2021
Holly Miller and Naomi Tulay-Solanke

Last week, the Feminist Humanitarian Network released research led by its women’s rights organisation (WRO) members on the challenges that the humanitarian response has presented for WROs during Covid-19, and the feminist solutions they used to overcome them. The experiences of WROs were documented in eight countries: Lebanon, Palestine, Nepal, Bangladesh, Nigeria, South Africa, Liberia, and Kenya. The report, ‘Women’s Humanitarian Voices: Covid-19 through a feminist lens’ finds, perhaps unsurprisingly, that one of the major …


Tatiana Fraga Diez appointed Executive Director of Mexico’s Comunalia

29 May 2021
Alliance magazine

The Alliance of Community Foundations in Mexico, Comunalia, has appointed Tatiana Fraga Diez as its new Executive Director. Diez will …


Survey: climate change set to dominate philanthropy

28 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Four out of five people think climate change will be the dominant issue in philanthropy in the next 25 years, …


Civil society embattled and essential during pandemic, finds CIVICUS annual report

27 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Throughout the last year, governments across the world used the uncertainty of the pandemic to clamp down on civic freedoms. …


Response: Here’s how we build local

26 May 2021
Alette van Kralingen

This article is a response to Building local is central to shifting power by Jenny Hodgson. The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign …


Building local giving is central to shifting power

26 May 2021
Jenny Hodgson

It is an odd but interesting fact that local resource mobilisation has never really inspired the interest or support of …


Pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities

25 May 2021
Alliance magazine

New research from Dreilinden has found that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated disparities for LGBTIQA+ communities. The finding was published …


Everyone is funding oxygen. This is a problem.

24 May 2021
Smarinita Shetty

Media attention on Covid-19 deaths due to a lack of oxygen in big cities has skewed donor priorities. This is …


Racial justice and climate action

23 May 2021
Shalinder Carter

The Black Lives Matter movement, the killing of George Floyd, extreme storms, apocalyptic wildfires, soaring temperatures, and an increase in droughts and …


Juliette Gimon Courage Awards recognise organisations empowering incarcerated youth

22 May 2021
Alliance magazine

Global Fund for Children has announced the winners of the 2021 Juliette Gimon Courage Awards, recognising the perseverance of three …